Congressmen seek Legalization of Marihuana Use for Adults

CNN –  (July 30) – The U.S. should stop arresting responsible marijuana users, Rep. Barney Frank said Wednesday, announcing a proposal to end federal penalties for Americans carrying fewer than 100 grams, almost a quarter-pound, of the substance.
Current laws targeting marijuana users place undue burdens on law enforcement resources, punish ill Americans whose doctors have prescribed the substance and unfairly affect African-Americans, said Frank, flanked by legislators and representatives from advocacy groups.

Should Marijuana Use Be Legal?

The United States should not punish adults for responsible marijuana use, a group of lawmakers said Wednesday. They announced a proposal to end federal penalties for Americans caught carrying fewer than 100 grams of pot.

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